Making brides pretty

In the last of a three-part series, two entrepreneurs tell Audrey Ng how business advisers from SME Centre @ SMCCI helped and guided them to steer their business in the right direction. -ST

Closing date for bids for 77 Robinson Rd postponed by 2 weeks

Property consultancy group DTZ South East Asia has delayed the Oct 15 closing date for the exercise by about two weeks. -BT

Draft beer and scribble walls: Welcome to Facebook's Singapore office

Prepare to be riddled with envy. Facebook just moved to a new office in Singapore, its Asia-Pacific headquarters, and it's the work-space of which dreams are made. -CNBC

Ho Ching to return to Temasek in October

Mr Lee Theng Kiat, president of TI, has also been appointed CEO of TI, with effect from Oct 1. -AsiaOne

A tale of two cities

The two cities see each other as rivals. Singapore markets itself as the gateway to Asia, notably Southeast Asia, while Hong Kong has benefited from its status as the gateway to China. -BT

Over $413m accepted in 1st issue of S'pore Savings Bonds

Earlier this month, MAS unveiled the first issue details, with the bonds promising 2.63 per cent of average coupon rate per annum over 10 years. -ST

Ringgit reaches 17-year low of 3.12 against Singdollar

The Singapore dollar touched a six-year low of S$1.4335. -Reuters

Does Malaysia's ringgit face 1997 all over again?

The Malaysian currency's weakest against the greenback since late 1997, when the dollar at one point fetched as much as 4.88 ringgit. -CNBC

High-tech helping hand

In the second of a three-part series, two entrepreneurs tell Audrey Ng how business advisers from SME Centre @ SICCI helped them steer their business in the right direction. -ST

Thailand approves $3 billion in investment projects

It has stepped up infrastructure plans and accelerated approvals for private investment projects to help jolt the economy out of its rut. -Reuters

Singtel & DBS champion campaign to support SMEs

99%SME in full swing as local companies take opportunity to publicise business on website. -ST

Society should be more forgiving of bankrupts

Recent changes to the law strike a better balance between the needs of the indebted, creditors and society. -ST

Singapore keeps 2015 tourism forecast, brushing off weak first half

The city-state last year posted the first fall in visitor arrivals since 2009 and missed its own estimate. -Reuters

S'pore holds off on Apec fund deal over tax

MAS says equal tax treatment is needed for deal to facilitate cross-border selling of funds. -ST